The island of Majorca is not only renowned for its good climate and spectacular scenery, but is also characterized by its great wine tradition. The island enjoys an ideal location and climate for extensive wine production.
Currently, Mallorca mainly grows four different types of grapes and there are many oenological guides that include Mallorcan wines among their recommendations. In the last half century, Mallorcan wines have experienced tremendous growth, both in terms of quality and the interest shown by the entire world in their production. On the island there are more than 70 wineries, more than 500 wine brands and two own denominations of origin: Binissalem and Pla i LLevant.
The island of Mallorca is an ideal destination for wine tourism, so when you plan your routes around the island, don’t forget to include a stop at one of the wineries in these DO , where you can taste their best wines and visit their facilities to learn about the process of making the best wines in Mallorca.
Mallorca oil is an extra virgin olive oil obtained from the fruit of the olive tree, through physical procedures that guarantee that the oil preserves all the organoleptic properties of the olive.
Olive cultivation and the production and consumption of olive oil have a long tradition on the island of Majorca. Traditionally, oil from Mallorca has been recognized and appreciated both by the inhabitants of the island and by the citizens of the areas with which commercial relations have historically been maintained, especially with the south of France.
The almond from Mallorca is recognized with the seal of guarantee “Ametlla Mallorquina” (Almond from Mallorca) with Designation of Origin PGI “Protected Geographical Indication”. Many of the visitors who come to Mallorca in spring to experience the impressive natural spectacle of the almond blossom. Undoubtedly one of the products that make our island very unique.
The carob is a fruit that decades ago could not have been imagined becoming a confectionery star and there are many who still remember how in the post-war era it was the delicacy that many took to the mouth. In those years, products such as sugar, flour or cocoa were scarce, which became luxury items. Today, it is difficult not to see the trees that bear this fruit in the Mallorcan fields, which has already become a symbol of the 0 km product on the island.
The roba de llengües or Majorcan language cloth is a fabric that is made using a technique known as ikat or ikkat, which is characterized by dyeing the fibers by reserve, practicing ties that prevent the dye from entering certain areas. Bags, cushions, curtains, tablecloths, are just some of the items that you can take with you from the island with one of these fabrics.
The craft of blowing glass came to Mallorca through artists who came from the humid Venetian lagoon, where glass blowing began in Europe. At that time, the European Royal Houses demanded production for their pageantry and glass artists worked in the Royal Factories. The subsequent bourgeois demand caused the emergence of some glass art workshops; one of them is Gordiola in Majorca.
The process of making blown glass is an art in itself and gives rise to unique pieces. The glassmakers’ methods have been handed down generation after generation for more than 300 years.
POTTERY AND SIURELLS
The Siurells are typical Majorcan figures, made and painted by hand. The Siurell is a piece of clay, with a whistle, bathed in white lime and painted with green and red brushstrokes. Its origin dates back to ancient times. Some people think that it comes from an old Arab toy. In Majorca the popular opinion is that the Phoenicians imported them, there are also similar forms in Sardinia, Eivissa and Crete.